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Jarrell Miller pops dirty again, faces life exile from boxing for doping

WBN has learned that Jarrell Miller has tested positive yet again and has been removed from a planned July 9 return to the ring.

The heavyweight recently signed for Top Rank and made his first appearance after testing positive for three banned substances in 2019.

Jerry Forrest was named as his comeback opponent. ‘Big Baby’ hasn’t fought since November 2018.

Jarrell Miller

Before challenging the world title against Anthony Joshua, Miller popped for a trio of separate steroids. He apologized but was never suspended.

This is due to Miller not having a boxing license. Something that certainly saved Miller from at least a two-year ban.

Miller now faces being exiled from boxing permanently. It comes after he lost a $7 million payday versus Joshua.

He could have arguably been the world heavyweight champion as Joshua was poorly beaten on the night by Andy Ruiz Jr.

Joshua looked jaded at Madison Square Garden on June 1, 2019. Like a rabbit in the highlights. Miller’s unthinkable actions have already cost him so much.

Exile

The reaction has come swiftly to the news, with many boxing personnel calling for Miller never to be allowed near a ring again.

Promoter Lou DiBella said: “I am beyond angry at boxing. Our entire industry is shameful for not having compelled him to be tested after the AJ fiasco.

“Where was every US Commission, the ABC, or the rating organizations? I have known Big Baby forever, but this is STRIKE three!

“He needs a psych evaluation.”

Former world champion Sergio Mora, who was due to work the Joshua vs Miller fight for DAZN as a commentator, was dumbfounded.

“Goes to show you not everyone deserves a second chance, especially when a cheater failed three different PED tests the first F—ING TIME!

“Fool us twice. Shame on the sport,” he added.

Top Rank had hoped to rebuild Miller’s reputation in the coming months. There’s no chance of that now.

The views expressed in this article are the opinions of experienced boxing writer Phil Jay. Furthermore, follow on Twitter @PhilJWBN. Follow WBN: Facebook, Insta, Twitter